Lot # 12: 1929 JCM 168 Baseball Back Menko—Sakae Nakajima

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $35.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 - Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

Sakae Nakajima was a right fielder for Rikkio U. of the Japanese Big Six University League in the late 1920s and early 1930s. After playing as a reserve in Fall 1928, he burst onto the scene in Spring 1929 with a .393 batting average. He followed that up by hitting .304 in Fall 1929. Unfortunately, his average tailed off to .255 in Spring 1930, relegating him to part time duty for the rest of his university career. He never played professional baseball.

The JCM 168 set has received the scarcity factor designation of R5 in Japanese Baseball Cards Checklist & Price Guide, Vintage Edition 3.0 by Gary Engel, meaning that five or fewer copies of each card in the set are known.

Size: 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Condition:  Fair to Good.  Hand cut.

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